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Hello India Journey 2014 introduce You for the most comprehensive tour in India with daily yoga

and meditation classes. This non-profit tour organized by Yoga In The Himalayas, the subsidiary of Bhagirathi Tour & Travel which has been operating tour & travel business for over ten years and in accordance with the highest ethical and business standards. Our mission is to provide you with the best service and expertise for all of your travel needs in India. Our goal is to exceed your expectation at every phase of your India journey as well as fit your body mind soul during the travel. Hello India Journey 2014 includes all of the most popular heritage sites and holy places of India and inter alia the holy pilgrimage tour of indians what is called Char Dham Yatra in the Himalayas. India is a beautiful kaleidoscope of culture, tradition and natural beauty. From the magnificiant Himalayan mountain range in the North to divine beauty of Kerala in the South. India is place where you can see all the glorious facades of nature. The snow covered peaks, the vast expanse of beautiful desert, the plains, the plateaus, the lush green tree cover and the ornamental beaches all emanate natural elegance. Hello India Journey 2014 takes You places that are full of natural beauty, cultural heritage and the Himalayas. A perfect blend of neo-traditional element for the memorable experience.

Anita Szentesi & Naveen Rana


(the organizers & guides of the Journey)

Contents
About Yoga In The Himalayas Hello India Journey 2014 Tour Highlights And Price Cost Includes As Following Program (Day 1-13) Program (Day 14-25) About The Places Delhi Haridwar Uttarkashi Gangotri Gomukh (Source Of The Ganges) Gaurikund Kedarnath Vasukital Chopta Tungnath Joshimath Badrinath Rudraprayag Karnprayag Devprayag Rishikesh Varanasi Agra Taj Mahal Fatehpur Sikri Jaipur (Pink City) Golden Temple (Amritsar) Accomodation Transportation Contact Booking Our Partners & Suporters 4-7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39

Yoga In The Himalayas


Yoga Is Life. Himalaya Is The Home Of It.

Yoga has a complete message for humanity It has a message for the human body It has a message for the human mind And it has also a message for the human soul

About Yoga In The Himalayas

Introduce the yoga Yoga is an ancient art of holistic well being, which was originated during the times of the rishis and munis (holy men of the past) in ancient India. Even though it is an ancient system, many people have lately become interested in learning this technique. Nowadays people have started opening yoga classes in countries like the UK, USA, Europe, etc. to teach western form of yoga to the people. But to learn ancient indian yoga tourists have to come for yoga tours in The Himalayas as well as Rishikesh in the capital of Yoga. Rishikesh is the holy city in India it is in this town that the art of yoga was developed; even today you will find people who regularly practice yoga to keep themselves fit. Rishikesh is the first city that falls on the course of Ganga as it makes its way to the Bay of Bengal. Rishikesh is dotted with ashrams where you can mediate or practice yoga. Located at the foot hills of the Himalayas with the river Ganga flowing by Rishikesh is perfect place for learning yoga.

Benefits of Yoga in Everyday Life Weight loss, a strong and flexible body, glowing beautiful skin, peaceful mind, good health - whatever you may be looking for, yoga has it on offer. However, very often, yoga is only partially understood as being limited to Asanas (yoga poses). As such, its benefits are only perceived to be at the body level and we fail to realize the immense benefits yoga offers in uniting the body, mind and breath. When you are in harmony, the journey through life is calmer, happier and more fulfilling. With all this and much more to offer, the benefits of yoga are felt in a profound yet subtle manner. Here, we look at the top 10 benefits of regular yoga practice. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) All-round fitness Weight loss Stress relief Inner peace Improved immunity 6) Living with greater awareness 7) Better relationships 8) Increased energy 9) Better flexibility & posture 10)Better intuition

Yoga In The Himalayas is a group of young spiritual teachers with a traditional ashram/monastic background and deeply passionate about spiritual, cultural and natural lover exchange of East and West. All our teachers are either monks or scholars or spiritual and natural lovers seekers who are enriched with years of experience in teaching the students from different countries around the world. We offer a wide range of body-mind-spiritual retreats, trainings, courses that includes Asanas, breathing (pranayamas), Chakra balancing practices, meditation, ayurveda, detox kriyas, Sanskrit Language and a practical philosophy to live a dynamic life with a peaceful heart. The uniqueness of our courses is that we don't impose any fixed manuals, guidelines, books, traditions, rules etc... We evaluate each students individually and respect their choices and requirements throughout the programs. We don't promise Nirvana (enlightenment ) or deep spiritual experiences, nor do we bang you with some abstract spiritual philosophies. What we teach is simple yoga and meditation practices that can be of practical use in your daily life and harmonize all areas of life, including diet, sleep, relationships and work attitudes. Yoga In The Himalayas offers a variety of yoga packages in the Himalayas as well as bank of Ganges and the capital of Yoga in Rishikesh for both beginners and teachers.

Learning yoga in The Himalayas is a truly unique & life changing experience. Himalayas has been the cradle of this ancient wisdom tradition for centuries. Many great saints and numerous practitioners have spent their lives practicing and developing this wonderful science of life in these very mountains. Yoga students feel a very palpable spiritual energy and grace when they spend time in practice in the central of Himalayas.

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HELLO INDIA JOURNEY START FROM 01st to 25TH JUNE 2014


DESTINATION COVERED IN HELLO INDIA JOURNEY AS:
Delhi Haridwar Uttarkashi Gangotri Gomukh (The Source of Ganges) Gaurikund Kedarnath Vasukital Chopta Tungnath Joshimath - Badrinath Rudraparyag Karnprayag Devprayag Rishikesh Varanasi Agra ( Taj Mahal & Red Fort) Fatehpur Sikri Jaipur ( Pink City) Golden Temple (Amritsar)

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS IN HELLO INDIA JOURNEY: Visit Delhi Visit Haridwar Visit Mussoorie Visit Uttarkashi Visit Gangotri Temple Visit source of Ganges Visit Kedarnath Temple Visit Chopta Tungnath Visit Joshimath Visit Auli Visit Badrinath temple Visit Rishikesh Visit Varanasi Visit Agra Visit Taj Mahal Visit Jaipur (The Pink City) Visit Golden Temple (Amritsar)

INCLUDE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS & ALL SERVICES

PRICE PER PERSON 2.425 USD

PRICE PER PERSON 1.525 USD


(87.500 INR) INCLUDE ALL SERVICES - WITHOUT FLIGHTS

TOUR SERVICES FROM DELHI AIRPORT TO DELHI AIRPORT

Tour Highlights & Price

COST INCLUDES AS FOLLOWING:

International flight tickets from Home to Delhi and back to Home / Economy Class All accommodation on double sharing, single sharing or twin sharing basis in Hotel, Guest House and Camp All transportation from Delhi airport to Delhi airport by air-condition small vehicles / coach depending on the group size Every day Yoga & Meditation class Daily breakfast & dinner All tourist taxes Camping during the trek All sightseeing tours Services of tour guide Visit to all important temples and places during the entire trip Yoga master during the trip Yoga mat All train tickets Monument & Fort entrance fees in Agra, Jaipur and Delhi Trekking trip to source of Ganges One day rafting trip on the Ganges at Rishikesh English speaking tour guide from airport to airport for 25 days

COST NOT INCLUDES AS FOLLOWING:

Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc. Alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc. Travel insurance
VISA & LUNCH COST NOT INCLUDE IN ABOVE PACKAGE

Passport fees

Delhi Agra Jaipur Amritsar Varanasi 3-4 Star Hotels Rishikesh Haridwar 2 star Hotels with swimming pool Himalaya No Star Hotels but neat and clean Guest House or Bungalows with very comfortable rooms each and every places

HOTEL DETAILS:

Cost Includes As Following

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Day 01 Arrive at New Delhi, India / Evening sightseeing tour of Old Delhi & New Delhi / Overnight stay in Hotel Day 02 Delhi > Haridwar by train / evening visit Haridwar / Overnight stay in Hotel Day 03 Haridwar > Uttarkashi / Evening visit Uttarkashi / Overnight stay in Hotel Day 04 Uttarkashi > Gangotri / Evening visit Gangotri / Overnight stay in Hotel Day 05 Gangotri > Bhojwasa /14 kms trek (6 hrs) / Overnight stay in Camp Day 06 Bhojwasa > Goumukh (The Source of Ganges) Bhojwasa 10 kms trek (4 hrs) / Overnight stay in Camp Day 07 Bhojwasa > Gangotri > Uttarkashi /14 kms trek (5hrs) + 100 kms drive (3 hrs)/ Overnight stay in Hotel Day 08 Uttarkashi > Guptkashi / Overnight stay in Hotel Day 09 Guptkashi > Kedarnath /32 kms drive + trek 14 kms (6 hrs)/ Overnight stay in Guest House Day 10 Full day relax in Kedarnath / Overnight stay in Guest House Day 11 Kedarnath > Gaurikund > Chopta / trek + drive / Overnight stay in Guest House Day 12 Chopta > Joshimath > Badrinath / Overnight stay in Hotel Day 13 Full day relax in Badrinath / Overnight stay in Hotel

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Program (Day 1-13)

Day 14 Badrinath > Rishikesh / Overnight stay in Hotel Day 15 Visit Rishikesh + Yoga + White water rafting on the Ganges / Overnight stay Hotel or beach camp on the bank of Ganges Day 16 Full day relax in Rishikesh and evening transf er to railway station, train to Delhi / Overnight stay in Hotel Day 17 Delhi > Varanasi / Morning train to Varanasi / Overnight stay in Hotel Day 18 Visit Varanasi / Overnight stay in Hotel Day 19 Morning visit Varanasi Agra / By overnight A/C train to Agra Day 20 Morning arrive at Agra and transfer to Hotel and evening sightseeing tour of Agra / Overnight stay in Hotel Day 21 Morning visit Taj Mahal and late breakfast / Drive To Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri / Overnight stay in Hotel Day 22 Morning visit Jaipur & evening transfer to railway station for Amritsar by overnight A/C. train Day 23 Morning arrive at Amritsar & transfer to Hotel for rest & evening visit Golden Temple / Overnight stay in Hotel Day 24 After breakfast transfer to railway station and train to Delhi / At arrive transfer to Hotel / Overnight stay in Hotel Day 25 Morning free time at Delhi, evening transfer to airport and fly back to Home.

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Program (Day 14-25)

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About The Places

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Delhi

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Delhi is known to have been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, sacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and therefore the modern conurbation of Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region. Delhi is believed to have been the site of Indraprastha, the legendary capital of the Pandavas during the times of the Mahabharata. Delhi re-emerged as a major political, cultural and commercial city along the trade routes between northwest India and the Gangetic plain during the period of the Delhi sultanates. In AD 1639, the Mughal emperor Shahjahan built a new walled city in Delhi which served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1649 until the Rebellion of 1857. The British captured Delhi in 1857 and the city replaced Kolkata as the seat of British government in India in 1911. A new capital city, New Delhi, was built to the south of the old city during the 1920s. When the British left India in 1947, New Delhi became the national capital and seat of government. Today Delhi contains many important historical monuments, buildings and features.

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Haridwar

Haridwar (the Gateway to God Har & Hari / Lord Shiva & Lord Vishnu) is one of the seven holiest places in India, and one of the oldest living world cities. It is made up of a fascinating and colorful collection of sadhus, pundits and pilgrims. Every evening, the Ganges comes alive with the magic of the Aarti (worship with fire), as lamps are lit, prayers are offered and small candles are floated down to the river. There are numerous other interesting sights and ancient heritage temples on which our trip guide would share information on. For us, a visit to Haridwar is believed to provide liberation from the endless cycle of death and rebirth. Evening Arti at Har Ki Paudi -The evening prayer at dusk (Aarti) offered to Goddess Ganga at Hari-Ki-Pairi (step towards God Hari) is an enchanting experience for any visitor. A spectacle of sound and colour is seen when, after the ceremony, pilgrims float diyas (floral floats with lamps) and incense on the river, commemorating their deceased ancestors. Thousands of people from all round the world do make a point to attend this prayer on their visit to Hardwar.

Uttarkashi

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Uttarkashi is a small and beautiful town, situated between two rivers: Varuna and Ashi, whose water flow into the Bhagirathi from either side of the town. Elevated, at a height of 1588 meters, this little town is very similar to Kashi and Varanasi, in that it has the same kind of temples and ghats and likewise, a north or 'Uttar' facing river. The major temple in Uttarkashi is The Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Two other very important temples are located in the Chowk area are the Annapurna Temple and the Bhairav Temple. Once it is said, there were 365 temples here. Hiuen Tsang referred to this place as Brahma Pura, while the Skanda Puran has recorded it as Varunavata. It is believed that in the second millennium of Kaliyug Kashi will be submerged, and Uttarkashi will replace it as an important religious centre.

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Gangotri

Gangotri, 2nd of Char Dham. Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga (Ganges) from Devaprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda. The origin of the holy river is at Goumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier, and is a 18 km trek from Gangotri. This small town is centered around the temple of goddess Ganga, which was built by the Nepalese General, Amar Singh Thapa in the early 18th century. The temple is closed on Diwali day every year and is reopened in April/ May. According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Ganga took the form of a river to absolve the sins of King Bhagirathi's predecessors, following his severe penance of several centuries. No other river is wound as closely with the warp and weft of Hinduism as the Ganga in India. Venerated since time immemorial as spiritual purifier and the giver of health and prosperity, it is part of the country's social and religious fabric. The irresistible attraction of these sacred waters, enhanced by the myths and legends woven around the river and its origins, has drawn ascetics and adventurers alike since mythical times. Gangotri, the temple dedicated to the Goddess Ganga near the source of the river and one of the Chardham of Uttarakhand is among the most sanctifying experiences of a Hindu's life; and as uplifting and inspiring for the traveler. Million of pilgrims and travelers have undertaken the yatra to Gangotri for centuries in search of salvation and the sacred river has provided those scours and hope.

Gomukh The Source Of The Ganges

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Gomukh (The Source of Ganges) the terminus or snout of the Gangotri Glacier, from where source of Ganges River originates. The place is situated at a height of 13,200 ft. or 4000mts. It is one of the largest in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27 cubic kilometers, Gomukh is also referred to as "Gaumukh" or "Gomukhi" The word "Gomukh" (Go + Mukh) literally means "Mouth of a Cow". According to some sayings, earlier the snout exactly looked like "Mouth of a Cow". Gomukh is mentioned in the Puranas. It is said there that searching a lost sheep a shepherd boy reached near a glacier in Gangotri, the snout of which exactly looked like the mouth of a cow, and thus it got its name 'Gomukh'. From then many saints, holy travellers, as well as religious people went there to worship the place.

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Gaurikund

Gauri Kund is an important Hindu pilgrimage site on the way to Kedarnath, which is another nine miles uphill from there. It is situated at an altitude of more than 6000 feet in the Garhwal Himalayas. Kedarnath is one of the most sacred sites in Hinduism and it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is venerated as a Paadal Petra Sthalam by the 6th-7th century Nayanars saints. Gauri Kund is connected with Shiva's wife Parvati, also known as Gauri in various parts of India. In Hindu folklore, Gauri committed Herself to penance involving many ascetic and yogic practices to win over Shiva's affections. Local tradition claims that Gauri Kund is the spot where Gauri lived while carrying out these practices and it was here that Shiva finally admitted His love for Her. They were finally married at Triyugi Narayan, which is not too far away. This pilgrimage site boasts of a natural hot spring and this is one of the reasons that supposedly prompted Gauri to pick this as a place to indulge in hard penance. A portion of the tank or kund has been covered to serve as the bathing place for ladies.

Kedarnath

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Kedarnath Temple, 3rd of Chardham. Kedarnath, the remotest and the most magnificent of the Chardham, is located in Lord Shiva's own country. The sheer majesty of the shrine's natural setting - the towering mountains mantled in snow, the tumbling streams and rivers, and green meadows and forests -- and the arduous trek that gets you to it, serve to further cement the deep-rooted faith that this temple inspires in the devout. This is one sacred site that has remained almost unchanged for centuries and has a spiritual energy all its own. For the devotee of Lord Shiva, this is the last frontier, the ultimate path to salvation.

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Vasukital

Vasuki Tal, located at a distance of 8 km from Kedarnath, is one of the beautiful tourist spots in the state of Uttarakhand. Perched at an altitude of around 4,135 m above the sea level, the lake of Vasuki Tal is surrounded by great Himalayan mountain ranges. In addition, tourists can also enjoy beautiful view of the Chaukhamba peaks located nearby.

Chopta Tungnath

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Chopta is small settlement and Commencement point to 3rd of Panch Kedar Tungnath About 3.5km from here. Another 1k.m from Tungnath leads to Chandrashila Peak (About 4000mts). Chopta offers amazing views of the imposing Himalayan range including Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba. It is located at an elevation of 2680mts above sea level. Chopta is rich in varied flora and fauna. Chopta is situated amidst thick forest of pine, deodar and rhododendrons.

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Joshimath

Joshimath is the uttarmnya matha or northern monastery, one of the four cardinal institutions established by Adi Shankara, the others being those at Shringeri, Puri and Dwaraka. Their heads are titled "Shankaracharya". According to the tradition initiated by Adi Shankara, this matha is in charge of the Atharvaveda. Jyotirmath is close to the pilgrimage town of Badrinath. This place can be a base station for travellers going to Guru Gobind Ghat or the Valley of Flowers National Park. The temple Narasimha, is enshrined Badrinarayan along with a pantheon of deities. The presiding deity Lord Narasimha is believed to have been established by Adi Sankara. It is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 Tamil poet-saints or Alvars.

Badrinath

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Badrinath and its route is, for the newcomer, a journey of initiation. For those who are visiting the shrine, the landmarks and vistas forever provide a newer view, a different emotion, a further nuance to an experience in memory. The journey to Badrinath can sometimes be unforgiving, but only to a closed mind. The people visiting the shrine are but the faces of the country. Journey from Rishikesh to Badrinath, to borrow from one of Sir Edmund Hillary's expeditions, is in many ways, a journey from the ocean to the sky, as much mental as physical and another route to heaven and spiritual liberation.

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Rudraprayag

Rudraprayag - Today's Garhwal was known as kedar-khand in the past. In puranas kedar-khand was said to be abode of God. It seems from the facts Vedas puran, Ramayana and Mahabharata that these Hindu scriptures are scripted in kedar-khand. In Kedar-khand Puran this land is regarded the land of lord Shiva, Named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraprayag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers, at a distance of 34 kms from Srinagar (Garhwal). The meeting of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers has a unique beauty of its own and it seems as if two sisters were embracing each other. It is believed that to master the mysteries of music, Narad Muni worshipped Lord Shiva, who appeared in his Rudra Avtaar (incarnation) to bless Narad. The Shiva and Jagdamba temples are of great religious importance at Rudraprayag. The entire region is blessed with immense natural beauty, places of religious importance, lakes and glaciers.

Karnprayag

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Karan Prayag is one of five sites where the confluence of rivers occurs. The five prayags are Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag, Karanprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag. Allahabad where the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati join, is known as Prayag, and is one of the holy places of Hindu pilgrimage. Karanprayag is believed by many to be the place where Karna of the Mahabharata, was to have worshipped the Sun God. It is the ancient temple, devoted to Uma and Karna.

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Devprayag

"Devaprayaga" means "Godly Confluence" in Sanskrit. As per Hindu scriptures, Devaprayaga is the sacred event of merging two heavenly rivers, Alakananda and Bhagirathi, to form the holy Ganges. On a terrace in the upper part of the village is the temple of Raghunathji, built of huge stones, pyramidal in form and capped by a white cupola. Devprayag is the home of the late Acharya Shri Pt. Chakradhar Joshi (a scholar in Astronomy and Astrology) who established Nakshatra Vedh Shala (an observatory) in the year 1946. This is located on a mountain called Dashrathanchal at Devprayag. The observatory is well equipped with two telescopes and many books to support research in astronomy. It also contains about 3000 manuscripts from 1677 AD onwards collected from various parts of country. Apart from the latest equipment, it also has the ancient equipment like Surya Ghati, Jal Ghati and Dhruv Ghati which showcase the pride of Bharatiya progress in the field of astronomy. Shri Dr. Prabhakar Joshi and Acharya Shri Bhaskar Joshi (Popularly known as Guruji) are currently in charge and caretakers of the observatory.

Rishikesh

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Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalaya and attracts thousands of pilgrim and tourists each year from within India, as well as from other countries. Rishikesh, the religious town known for its religious and spiritual connections, has some of the world's exquisite views too. Surrounded by the lesser Himalayas and holy Ganga flowing through it Rishikesh is one of the mesmerizing places in India. On Rishikesh tours tourists can visit the beautiful temples, or mediate at the various ashrams. The adventure enthusiasts can try some thrilling sports like white river rafting, trekking etc. many people visit Rishikesh for practicing yoga at the "yog ashrams". Rishikesh is a vegetarian city by law, as well as an alcohol-free city. Here one could visit Laxman Jhulla, Ram jhulla and several ghats in and around this holy town.

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Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world and the ultimate pilgrimage for Hindus, who believe that to die in the city is to attain instant salvation. Varanasi is the tract of holy land lying between the Ganga and the Assi rivers. The Assi river also flows into Ganga. Varanasi is also known as Kashi, the city of light since one of the twelve 'Jyortinglinga's is installed here. Varanasi has been a great cultural centre, especially in the fields of music, learning and the craft of silk weaving.

Agra

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Though Agra's history is largely recognised with Mughal Empire, the place was established much before it and has linkages since Mahabharat period and Mahirshi Angira in 1000 BC. It is generally accepted that Sultan Sikandar Lod, the Ruler of the Delhi Sultanate founded Agra in the year 1504. After the Sultan's death the city passed on to his son Sultan Ibrhm Lod. He ruled his Sultanate from Agra until he fell fighting to Bbar in the First battle of Panipat fought in 1526. In the year 1556, the great Hindu warrior Hemu Vikramaditya, also known as Samrat Hem Chander Vikramaditya, won the state of Agra as the prime minister cum Chief of Army of Adil Shah of the Afghan Sr Dynasty. The commander of Humyn / Akbar's forces in Agra, Tardi Beg Khan, was so scared of Hemu that he retreated from the city without a fight. This was Hemu's 21st continuous win since 1554, and he later went on to conquer Delhi, having his coronation at Purn Qil'a in Delhi on 7 October 1556 and reestablished the Hindu Kingdom and the Vikramaditya Dynasty in North India. The golden age of the city began with the Mughals. It was known then as Akbarabd and remained the capital of the Mughal Empire under the Emperors Akbar, Jahngr and Shh Jahn. Shh Jahn later shifted his capital to Shhjahnabd in the year 1649.

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Ta j M a h a l

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage" Taj Mahal is regarded by many as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar component of the Taj Mahal, it is actually an integrated complex of structures. The construction began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen. The construction of the Taj Mahal was entrusted to a board of architects under imperial supervision, including Abd ul-Karim Ma'mur Khan, Makramat Khan, and Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. Lahauri is generally considered to be the principal designer.

Fatehpur Sikri

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Fatehpur Sikri is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city was founded in 1569 by the Mughal emperor Akbar, and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. After his military victories over Chittor and Ranthambore, Akbar decided to shift his capital from Agra to a new location 23 miles (37 km) on the Sikri ridge, to honor the Sufi saint Salim Chishti. Here he commenced the construction of a planned walled city which took the next fifteen years in planning and construction of a series royal palaces, harem, courts, a mosque, private quarters and other utility buildings. He named the city, Fatehabad, with Fateh, a word of Arabic origin in Persian, meaning "victory." it was later called Fatehpur Sikri. It is at Fatehpur Sikri that the legends of Akbar and his famed courtiers, the nine jewels or Navaratnas, were born . Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best preserved collection of Mughal architecture in India.

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Jaipur Pink City

Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city has been named. The city today has a population of 3.1 million. Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India. The city is remarkable among premodern Indian cities for the width and regularity of its streets which are laid out into six sectors separated by broad streets 34 m (111 ft) wide. The urban quarters are further divided by networks of gridded streets. Five quarters wrap around the east, south, and west sides of a central palace quarter, with a sixth quarter immediately to the east. The Palace quarter encloses the sprawling Hawa Mahal palace complex, formal gardens, and a small lake. Nahargarh Fort, which was the residence of the King Sawai Jai Singh II, crowns the hill in the northwest corner of the old city. The observatory, Jantar Mantar, is one of the World Heritage Sites. Included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur is an extremely popular tourist destination in Rajasthan and India. The 2012 British comedy-drama film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was set and filmed in Jaipur.

Amritsar Golden Temple

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The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of cast, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfilment without any hindrance. It also represents the distinct identity, glory and heritage of the Sikhs. To pendown the philosophy, ideology, the inner and outer beauty, as well as the historical legacy of Sri Harimandir Sahib is a momentous task. It is a matter of experience rather than a of description. As advised by Sri Guru Amar Dass Ji (3rd Sikh Guru), Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji (4th Sikh Guru) started the digging of Amrit Sarovar (Holy Tank) in 1577 A.D., which was later on brick-lined by Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (5th Sikh Guru) on December 15, 1588 and He also started the construction of Sri Harimandir Sahib. Sri Guru Granth Sahib (scripture of the Sikhs), after its compilation, was first installed at Sri Harimandir Sahib on August 16, 1604 A.D. A devout Sikh, Baba Budha Ji was appointed its first Head Priest.

Varanasi

Rishikesh

Well provide you the most comfortable accomodations during the Journey. 2-3-4 star hotels in the cities, guest house and bungalow in the Himalayas, camping at the source of Ganges.

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Accomodation

To visit the places you need to travel several hours and we have to know You enjoy the traveling between two places. We provide for You the most comfortable and A/C vehicles.

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To Delhi and back to Home the best Airlines provides You the safety traveling with full board: television, music, meals & your vishes. We hope You will enjoy to see the clouds from above...

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Terms & conditions


All correspondence should be addressed to M/s. Bhagirathi Tour & Travel at the below mentioned address. We require 50% advance payment to hold the booking on confirmed basis & the balance payment should be paid within 30 days of reservation date OR Arrive in India (If the booking made within 30 days of travel date) OR either 30 days prior of Travel date for the services contracted. We

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Account Name: M/S. Bhagirathi Tour & Travel Account Number.30369772000 Branch: Dhalwala, Rishikesh, Uttarkhand, India Bank: State Bank of India IFSC CODE: SBIN0011413 Account Type: Corporate account IFSE Code: SBIN0011413 Swift Code: SBININBB558

(Bhagirathi Tour & Travel) hold the right to decide on the amount to be paid as advance payment, based on the nature of service & the time left for the commencement of the service. Besides above, during the peak season (Christmas/ New Year) or during fairs/festivals and in certain cases like hotels CONFIRMED BASIS. In certain occasion & dates such payments are NON REFUNDABLE. or resorts bookings, Train Journeys, full payment may be required in order to hold space on

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Bhagirathi Tour & Travel Rishikesh Office


Badrinath Road, Tapovan, Rishikesh - 249192 Uttarakhand, India - Hotel Sai Ganga Cottage - Tel: + 91-9719016952, 9760813947 Email: info@bhagirathitour.com Website: www.bhagirathitour.com C2014